Mutant is a Cosmic Encounter power
from the Mayfair
edition. Considered to be a classic power. Mutant gives the player
the power to regenerate
which “Maintains Seven-Card Hand”. This was modified in More Cosmic Encounter
to be a ten-card hand to keep with the change of rules (players now draw to ten cards instead of seven). What follows is the Mayfair text.
You have the power to regenerate
. When you are a main player in a challenge and you have less than seven cards, you may fill out your hand to seven before playing. To do this, draw one card at a time from any player's hand or from the Challenge Deck. You may continue until you have seven cards in your hand. You need not make all draws from the same place.
Evolving on a highly radioactive and unshielded moon, the protean Mutants quickly learned to augment their silicon-based heredity. Before long, they began to control and accumulate key heredity codes of other life forms, stripping opponents of their most basic defenses in a Mutant drive to transform the universe.